My Desert Island …

Desert Island Discs allow eight songs, and to make the programme interesting there’s usually a biographical element. Most of us, playing list compiling the game over a meal or a drink, go for ten tracks. I’ve done my many times, but to reveal my prejudices and preferences I’ll do a single songs one here AND I’m going for twelve. It has been considered in the parameters of the programme!

Visions of Johanna – Bob Dylan
Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
King Harvest (Will Surely Come) – The Band
Private Number – Judy Clay & William Bell
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major, the Leonard Bernstein CBS version
Surf’s Up – The Beach Boys
Shoo-Rah, Shoo-Rah – Betty Wright
Stir It Up – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Birdland – Weather Report
Ladybird – Natalie Merchant
On The Nature of Daylight – Max Richter

And ten albums:

Blonde on Blonde- Bob Dylan
Village Green Preservation Society – The Kinks
The Band – The Band
Link Wray (aka Wray’s Three Track Shack)  – Link Wray
What’s Going On? – Marvin Gaye
Live At The Lyceum – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Beautiful Vision – Van Morrison
Live in London – Leonard Cohen
Natalie Merchant – Natalie Merchant
My Brilliant Friend OST- Max Richter


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